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by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Causes, People
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One of the hottest vampires around the world is helping raise awareness for a worthy cause.

Ironically, Robert Pattinson, who became famous for his role as blood sucking Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, is supporting blood cancer awareness.

Recently, when accepting his ‘Choice Vampire’ award at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, R-Patz announced his support of the Cancer Bites charity. He even urged fans and viewers to check out the organization’s website, so they can become educated and learn how they can contribute.

“When I heard about the Cancer Bites initiative, I knew very little about how prevalent blood cancer is because there have been so few national campaigns about it.”

Most don’t realize that blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer and leukemia is the most common cancer among children and young adults under 20. The organization will launch this October, close to Halloween.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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